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Photo Coverage: The NYMF Presented CLEAR BLUE TUESDAY Film Premiere


The New York Musical Theatre Festival presented the World Premiere of Clear Blue Tuesday, a musical movie by Elizabeth Lucas on Thursday, on September 10 at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre (333 West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues). 

The principal cast includes Asa Somers, Becca Ayers, Brother Love, Cassandra Kubinski, Erin Hill, Greg Naughton, Jan O'Dell, Jeremy Schonfeld, Julie Danao-Salkin, Robert Hager, Vedant Gokhale. The film also features Al Parinello, Chris Anderson, Chris Orbach, Christian Campbell, Christopher J. Hanke, Hollis Scarborough, James Naughton, Julia Murney, Kelli O'Hara, Marsha Lawson, Mary Ellen Ashley, Patricia Mikes, Ramona Keller, and Samantha Stockwell.

Filmmaker Elizabeth Lucas has developed new musicals for the theatre at every stage, including several premieres at the New York Musical Theatre Festival: The Cure (upcoming), Wild About Harry, The Last Starfighter, The View From Here and Captian Gravy's Wavy Navy. Lucas, also as a producer, is one of the founders of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, for which she spearheaded the Movie Musical Screening Series in 2004. Executive Producer for Clear Blue Tuesday is Al Parinello; Joel Ehrlich and Phyllis Ehrlich are Co-Executive Producers. Producers are Elizabeth Lucas, Alexander Hammer, Daniel Wallace, Trish Whitehust, and Associate Producer Julie Miller.

NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2009 is presented in association with, Production Resource Group and, and is supported by Back Stage, Barnes & Noble Booksellers,,, Broadway.TV, Clear Channel Spectacolor, DFD-TV, Frank & Camille's Fine Pianos, King Displays, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, New World Stages, NASDAQ OMX, Next Magazine,, Reuters, Sweet Caroline's, Tekserve,, The Tank, and Times Square Squared. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Mayer, The Charlie & Jane Fink Charitable Fund, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Photos by Monica Simoes

Jan O'Dell

Vedant Gokhale

Clear Blue Tuesday DVDs

Producer Trish Whitehurst

Erin Hill with friend Alison Pill

NYMF Executive Director and Producer Isaac Robert Hurwitz with Ryan Mueller and Carlos Armesto

Director Elizabeth Lucas and Scott Embler and Isaac Robert Hurwitz

Kate Wetherhead with Casting Director Michael Cassara

Elizabeth Lucas and Joel Ehrlich

Lots of interest in the DVDs

Becca Ayers and Joel Ehrlich

Clear Blue Tuesday Associate Producer Julie Miller and NYMF Executive Director and Producer Isaac Robert Hurwitz

Julie Miller, Isaac Robert Hurwitz, and Michael Cassara

Executive Producers Al Parinello and Phyllis Ehrlich

Alexander Hammer, Julie Miller, Becca Ayers, Asa Somers, Greg Naughton, Jan O'Dell, Al Parinello, Elizabeth Lucas, Erin Hill, Jeremy Schonfeld, Cassandra Kubinski, Brother Love, and Vedant Gokhale

Kelli O'Hara and Jan O'Dell

Cassandra Kubinski and Greg Naughton

Elizabeth Lucas

Julie Miller and Joel Ehrlich

Julie Miller and Joel Ehrlich

Brother Love and Joel Ehrlich

The talk back begins

Julie Miller and Asa Somers

Jan O'Dell and Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas with proud guests

Creator, Director and Producer of Clear Blue Tuesday Elizabeth Lucas

Brother Love and Cassandra Kubinski

Alexander Hammer and Asa Somers

Jan O’Dell, Greg Naughton and Brother Love

Brother Love, Erin Hill, Jeremy Schonfeld

Jan O’Dell, Greg Naughton, Brother Love, Erin Hill, Jeremy Schonfeld, Elizabeth Lucas, Asa Somers, and Alexander Hammer

Clear Blue Tuesday screening

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